Okay I enjoy watching pageants, however, I think they are a pretty LOUSY way to hand out scholarships. To even be in one of those pageants you have to have a near perfect figure, skin compextion, etc.
What about women out there who aren't drop dead pretty, who aren't a size 2, and who don't have a perfect complextion. There are plenty of them who are just as smart, and who want to make a difference in this world as much as the next pageant girl. WHY can't these girls be considered for all this extra 'scholarship' money being given out to pageant winners.
Maybe I sound jaded and silly, but it doesn't sound equal opporunity to me, then again.. what really is?
I prize intelligence, heart, and personality over looks anyday. I'd rather give a scholarship to a chubby, pimple faced girl who worked her butt off in school, went out of her way to help her community, and has volunteered at local boys & girls clubs/nursing homes/animal shelters.. etc.
Although I do enjoy watching the pageants, I'd rather see scholarships be awarded in a different fashion.